Instructions for Completing NRC's Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (NUREG/BR-0204, Revision 2)

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Date Published: July 1998

Division of Decommisioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001


Listed in these instructions are the items of information that are Federally required of otherwise needed for the completion of the Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542). An explanation or reference for each item is included to assist you in properly completing each form. Please call the designated consignee, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (301-415-7000), or the U.S. Department of Transportation (202-366-4488) if you should need clarification of any of the items.

Instructions are provided in NUREG/BR-0204, Rev. 2., July 1998.  To obtain a copy, see the
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's electronic reading room, Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), (ML071870172), or e-mail to

Sample NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542 are shown as exhibits at the end of these instructions.

The only changes between Rev. 2 and Rev. 1 of these instructions are (1) updated information for requesting forms and instructions, (2) updated sample forms that show the current Office of Management and Budget clearance number and (3) a minor clarification to the certification statement on NRC Form 540.

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